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by Obrien
November 6th, 2022, 11:49 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Light Up the CEO's bank balance
Replies: 35
Views: 1319

Re: Light Up the CEO's bank balance

creator wrote: November 6th, 2022, 11:22 am I heard from someone who worked for the Church that they actually spend more money on marketing #LightTheWorld than the money they bring in from it.
Does that somehow make it a better use of tithing sacred funds?
by Obrien
November 6th, 2022, 10:15 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Light Up the CEO's bank balance
Replies: 35
Views: 1319

Re: Light Up the CEO's bank balance

Lizzy, I support your local giving model. It's probably the best way to get bang for your buck.

If you want to give to those in need around the world, look into Bountiful children's foundation. It used to be Liahona.
by Obrien
November 6th, 2022, 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: David Archuleta leaving the church
Replies: 85
Views: 3937

Re: David Archuleta leaving the church

Christianlee wrote: November 4th, 2022, 7:38 am
krp435 wrote: November 4th, 2022, 7:34 am David shared the article on his Instagram and said he tried to be honest. He approves of the portrayal (thanked People).

He’s up to 48,600 likes and 2,800 comments of adoration.

This is definitely the new heroism.
This country needs a revival. Just sad.
This country needs a cleansing.
by Obrien
November 6th, 2022, 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Coffee use
Replies: 113
Views: 3219

Re: Coffee use

Depends on the bishop 100%. I had a bishop who was extremely offended by coffee. So after I admitted I had lusted after and consumed a Starbuck's Frappaccino smoothie, he wouldn't even interview me for a minimum of six months after that - just held my recommend. Now I just enjoy my coffee. Try it b...
by Obrien
October 30th, 2022, 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Coffee use
Replies: 113
Views: 3219

Re: Coffee use

Depends on the bishop 100%. I had a bishop who was extremely offended by coffee. So after I admitted I had lusted after and consumed a Starbuck's Frappaccino smoothie, he wouldn't even interview me for a minimum of six months after that - just held my recommend. Now I just enjoy my coffee. Try it b...
by Obrien
August 7th, 2022, 10:04 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: New missionary push hypocrisy
Replies: 94
Views: 3377

Re: New missionary push hypocrisy

So I had to do a little research today. You see, during the fifth Sunday lesson about all young men covenanted to serve missions B.S. I brought up the fact that none of the current top three served missions. Some old lady piped up that they were in the military so they couldn't serve missions. I di...
by Obrien
June 19th, 2022, 12:17 pm
Forum: Last Days (Signs of the Times, Emergency Prep, Health)
Topic: They are HIDING this from YOU...
Replies: 39
Views: 1923

Re: They are HIDING this from YOU...

Try it out - type in a few curses and you'll see hire it goes. The list pretty thorough and kinda funny. Like this? 😆 poo poo fudge donkey Son of a biscuit [Insert Obrien's favorite curse word here] Can't think of any others Hell and damn pass through, though, but it would make for a lot of weird c...
by Obrien
June 19th, 2022, 9:56 am
Forum: Last Days (Signs of the Times, Emergency Prep, Health)
Topic: They are HIDING this from YOU...
Replies: 39
Views: 1923

Re: They are HIDING this from YOU...

Oh for goodness sake’s just write it out already! GK - Many years ago The Creator installed a swear filter on the forum. If you type a curse word, a substitute word always appears rather than what you actually typed. Try it out - type in a few curses and you'll see hire it goes. The list pretty tho...
by Obrien
May 8th, 2022, 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Washington DC Open House
Replies: 41
Views: 1608

Re: Washington DC Open House

marc wrote: May 2nd, 2022, 3:31 pm
Obrien wrote: May 1st, 2022, 10:18 amstuff
Hey, Obrien! Nice to see you're still around. 8-)
Thanks Marc. I usually get on the forum during sacrament meeting. It helps... a lot. Glad your still on and fighting the good fight.
by Obrien
May 1st, 2022, 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Washington DC Open House
Replies: 41
Views: 1608

Re: Washington DC Open House

My SP spent 30 minutes in stake conf. tonight talking about “how to love lgbt youth” and apparently (my wife summarized for me) had 6 talking points and none of them included the only point that means anything: tell them the truth. Being gay is the noble sin. It’s the only sin/temptation that anyon...
by Obrien
May 1st, 2022, 10:12 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Ward told We'd be demoted to a Branch if Attendance doesn't improve very soon
Replies: 54
Views: 1500

Re: Ward told We'd be demoted to a Branch if Attendance doesn't improve very soon

Yes, our ward in NW Missouri may be turned back into a branch as attendance is recently about half of what it was in early 2020 (when I was released as Bishop). Our Bishop is awesome -- its just for some reason a lot of folks only come rarely, if at all. A small increase in numbers since Covid rest...
by Obrien
May 1st, 2022, 10:12 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Ward told We'd be demoted to a Branch if Attendance doesn't improve very soon
Replies: 54
Views: 1500

Re: Ward told We'd be demoted to a Branch if Attendance doesn't improve very soon

Yes, our ward in NW Missouri may be turned back into a branch as attendance is recently about half of what it was in early 2020 (when I was released as Bishop). Our Bishop is awesome -- its just for some reason a lot of folks only come rarely, if at all. A small increase in numbers since Covid rest...
by Obrien
May 1st, 2022, 10:12 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Ward told We'd be demoted to a Branch if Attendance doesn't improve very soon
Replies: 54
Views: 1500

Re: Ward told We'd be demoted to a Branch if Attendance doesn't improve very soon

Yes, our ward in NW Missouri may be turned back into a branch as attendance is recently about half of what it was in early 2020 (when I was released as Bishop). Our Bishop is awesome -- its just for some reason a lot of folks only come rarely, if at all. A small increase in numbers since Covid rest...
by Obrien
January 30th, 2022, 9:45 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Help: finding verse in BoM
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Help: finding verse in BoM

mes5464 wrote: January 23rd, 2022, 9:57 am I remember a verse in the Book of Mormon that talked about the churches changing the ordinances but I can't find it now.

Anyone remember this too?
Did anyone get the "right" scripture reference for you?
by Obrien
January 23rd, 2022, 10:16 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Help: finding verse in BoM
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Help: finding verse in BoM

Mormon 8:20-41?
by Obrien
January 16th, 2022, 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Papers, please!
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Papers, please!

I wish I read German....
by Obrien
January 9th, 2022, 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: W. Cleon Skousen - Atonement
Replies: 33
Views: 863

Re: W. Cleon Skousen - Atonement

I listened to Skousen's famous 1980 talk on the meaning of the atonement the other day. I had heard some say it had changed their lives, or taught them new ways to see things... I would be interested in your thoughts. I used to love Cleon Skousen, read all of his 'Thousand years' series books, &quo...
by Obrien
January 9th, 2022, 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: W. Cleon Skousen - Atonement
Replies: 33
Views: 863

Re: W. Cleon Skousen - Atonement

I listened to Skousen's famous 1980 talk on the meaning of the atonement the other day. I had heard some say it had changed their lives, or taught them new ways to see things. At first I was impressed with his perspective, but as I have thought about it a little more over the last couple of days I ...
by Obrien
January 2nd, 2022, 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: General Advice to Forum Members
Replies: 121
Views: 30914

Re: General Advise to Forum Members

It isn't a tool specifically for satan. Sure, satan uses it for his own ends at times, but so does God. I have actually found that coming here has actually helped strengthened my testimony. Is the creator of this site even a member anymore. I question that with some of his posts. Id rather be an ap...
by Obrien
January 2nd, 2022, 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: General Advice to Forum Members
Replies: 121
Views: 30914

Re: General Advise to Forum Members

It isn't a tool specifically for satan. Sure, satan uses it for his own ends at times, but so does God. I have actually found that coming here has actually helped strengthened my testimony. Is the creator of this site even a member anymore. I question that with some of his posts. Id rather be an ap...
by Obrien
December 19th, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Garments
Replies: 113
Views: 4382

Re: Garments

I have just visited the online store with a view to buying some garments. The last time I bought any was about 18 months ago. I was shocked to see that the price has increased by around 50%. I think this is unacceptable given the nature of the garment and the requirement to wear them. I know church...
by Obrien
December 12th, 2021, 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Garments
Replies: 113
Views: 4382

Re: Garments

I have just visited the online store with a view to buying some garments. The last time I bought any was about 18 months ago. I was shocked to see that the price has increased by around 50%. I think this is unacceptable given the nature of the garment and the requirement to wear them. I know church...
by Obrien
December 5th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A Burnt Child
Replies: 26
Views: 1121

Re: A Burnt Child

Greetings and Merry Christmas all. It's been many years since I posted here. Brian has graciously handed me a pencil again. Let's hope it doesn't snap in half this time.... - ithink Merry Christmas to you, ithink. No disrespect intended by truncating your quote. I'm a mobile user, and scrolling thr...
by Obrien
November 21st, 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Rasband reemphasizes: Following the "prophet" is the most important.
Replies: 150
Views: 3583

Re: Rasband reemphasizes: Following the "prophet" is the most important.

TruthSeeker77 wrote: November 19th, 2021, 4:11 pm Rasband and Nelson: the greatest bromance to ever exist.

🤣🤣
Oakes and Nelson biggest bromance. Rashard is sloppy bromance seconds for Rusty.